TODAY | June 24, 2013
>> say the least, matt. it's a historic ruling at the supreme court with big decisions of this term being announced. pete williams have more. pete, we talked a lot about the enthusiasm, for lack of a better description, surrounding this day. good morning.
>> reporter: it's going to be a dramatic week and we'll start getting the decision as early as today. one is a challenge to proposition 8 in california that ended same sex marriage in that state. another is the defense of marriage act passed in 1996 . it bars the government from recognizing same-sex marriage in the state where is they're legal. it's the most important civil rights law ever passed. it says state with a history of discrimination have to get the federal government before elections.
>> and they'll test the ability to colleges to use affirmative action. a racially diverse campus provides a better education for everybody. so the first decision is today and later today we'll find out when in the rest of the week we will get more.